The Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problem: Formalization and Algorithms

  title={The Distributed Constraint Satisfaction Problem: Formalization and Algorithms},
  author={Makoto Yokoo and Edmund H. Durfee and Toru Ishida and Kazuhiro Kuwabara},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng.},
In this paper, we develop a formalism called a distributed constraint satisfaction problem (distributed CSP) and algorithms for solving distributed CSPs. A distributed CSP is a constraint satisfaction problem in which variables and constraints are distributed among multiple agents. Various application problems in Distributed Artificial Intelligence can be formalized as distributed CSPs. We present our newly developed technique called asynchronous backtracking that allows agents to act… CONTINUE READING
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